Monday, July 13, 2015

Bentley's Hobbler Half

 Our Bentley is such a big dreamer! I love how passionate and willing he is to make things happen and this year he committed to running a half marathon with Joseph. The two were awesome with their training and even completed a 13 mile run a few weeks before the actual race just so Bean knew he could for sure finish.

They chose the Hobbler Half because it was a race in early July and then they could be done training for the hottest parts of the summer. We decided to make it a little family adventure and stayed overnight at the "quaint" if not rugged Days Inn in Springville the night before the race -- that way the boys would still wake up early to get to the race but they bought themselves an hour more sleep staying just a few miles from the start line. And then the rest of us could easily get to the finish to cheer on our boys.

 Days Inn had an awesome pool and hot tub and surprise surprise 
we were the only ones playing in them!

  We had adjoined rooms but the kids liked hanging out together 
before we had to get everyone to sleep.

A pic from Joseph mid-race. 
My little guy looks so small among all the adults but he is one tough boy!

 Rounding out the last few strides!! I was so proud of my Bentley! He looked pretty spent but gosh he just kept moving that whole race and finished in 2:13!! I think he's amazing. And he has the most loving dad to help him accomplish his goals.

 Done and done!!

 We had to stick around a while for all the awards because Bentley easily won his age division. He was really excited about that and earned himself not only a finishing medal but an award medal. Such a great experience for our Bentley.

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